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Definition of BORDER

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Border \Bor"der\, v. t.
     1. To make a border for; to furnish with a border, as for ornament; as, to border a garment or a garden. [1913 Webster]

     2. To be, or to have, contiguous to; to touch, or be touched, as by a border; to be, or to have, near the limits or boundary; as, the region borders a forest, or is bordered on the north by a forest. [1913 Webster]

              The country is bordered by a broad tract called the
              "hot region."                         --Prescott. [1913 Webster]

              Shebah and Raamah . . . border the sea called the Persian gulf.                         --Sir W. Raleigh. [1913 Webster]

     3. To confine within bounds; to limit. [Obs.]
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              That nature, which contemns its origin, Can not be bordered certain in itself. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Border \Bor"der\, n. [OE. bordure, F. bordure, fr. border to border, fr. bord a border; of German origin; cf. MHG. borte border, trimming, G. borte trimming, ribbon; akin to E. board in sense 8. See {Board}, n., and cf. {Bordure}.]
     1. The outer part or edge of anything, as of a garment, a garden, etc.; margin; verge; brink. [1913 Webster]

              Upon the borders of these solitudes.  --Bentham. [1913 Webster]

              In the borders of death.              --Barrow. [1913 Webster]

     2. A boundary; a frontier of a state or of the settled part of a country; a frontier district. [1913 Webster]

     3. A strip or stripe arranged along or near the edge of something, as an ornament or finish. [1913 Webster]

     4. A narrow flower bed.
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     {Border land}, land on the frontiers of two adjoining countries; debatable land; -- often used figuratively; as, the border land of science.

     {The Border}, {The Borders}, specifically, the frontier districts of Scotland and England which lie adjacent.

     {Over the border}, across the boundary line or frontier. [1913 Webster]

     Syn: Edge; verge; brink; margin; brim; rim; boundary; confine. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Border \Bor"der\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Bordered}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Bordering}.]
     1. To touch at the edge or boundary; to be contiguous or adjacent; -- with on or upon as, Connecticut borders on Massachusetts. [1913 Webster]

     2. To approach; to come near to; to verge.
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              Wit which borders upon profaneness deserves to be branded as folly.                     --Abp. Tillotson. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

245 Moby Thesaurus words for "border":
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